Manchester City confirm how long Kevin De Bruyne will miss through injury

In an official statement posted on their website, Manchester City have confirmed that Kevin De Bruyne suffered a lateral collateral ligament lesion in his right knee and expect him to be out for “around three months”.

Estimates earlier today put De Bruyne out for around two months, although much will depend on the speed of Kevin’s recovery.

City’s official statement reads:

“Manchester City can confirm Kevin De Bruyne has suffered a lateral collateral ligament (LCL) lesion in his right knee.

No surgery is required, and the midfielder is expected to be out for around three months.

Everyone at City wishes him a speedy return to action and will bring you updates on his progress as we get them.”

If De Bruyne is out for three months, he could potentially target a return for the Manchester derby, which takes place on 11 November. Otherwise, the match against West Ham on 24 November could serve as a return date for the 27-year-old.

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